Ahoy there me hearties! Gather your scallywags and head down to Polly Woodside on the first Sunday of each month for a Pirate Sunday!
Thanks to the National Trust, the enchanting 19th century tall ship, Polly Woodside, now sits on the docks of Melbourne's South Wharf precinct, open to the public as a maritime museum.
Take your lads and lasses on-board Polly Woodside for Pirate Sunday, in an adventure filled with treasure hunts and yo-ho-ho series fun games.
Pirate Sunday's offer much merriment for young folk and parents too. The entertainment runs on a schedule that begins with all landlubbers instructed to 'abandon ship' to participate in pirate games in the playground. Who will wake the sleeping pirate as he tries to sneak in a afternoon snooze? Perhaps a game of a tug o' war will entertain your urchins before climbing back aboard the Polly to search for treasure.
It isn't so much pieces of eight your kids will be searching for, but pieces of three to fetch and throw into the pirate bucket. Your kids might not like giving up their treasures, but fear ye not! Coins are handed back to your young scallywags to take home as a souvenir.
Treasures aside, it is then time for all ye landlubbers to head down below deck for more fun games before mucking in with the crew for a hands-on deck scrub!
In-between pirate schedule, you can meander through Polly Woodside and take in what a historic preserved beauty she is. Time stands still as you imagine what a life must have been like when sailing the seas, eons ago.
Pirate Sunday schedule
Built in Belfast in 1885, Polly sailed the seas before becoming a permanent museum fixture. Discover Polly Woodside's maritime history, and learn all about life, hardship and adventure of life at sea between 10am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday or 7 days a week during school holidays.
Pirate Sunday activities begin at 11am, with scheduled sessions repeated throughout the day.
All Pirate Sunday activities are inclusive of general admission fees
Address: 2A Clarendon St, South Wharf,
Phone: 03 9699 9760